HootSuite

HootSuite

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
5.0
out of 2 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
5.244
File Size:
Not available
Date Added:
November 16, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
18,030
Downloads Last Week:
37
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Google Chrome Beta Channel

Editors' Note: The Download Now link will prompt a local download of the Google Chrome extension. To install the extension directly, open the file using your Chrome browser.

Editors' review

It's not easy to keep up with social networking sites, especially when you don't share the same information across them. You might use Twitter for business and post more personal information on Facebook, or you might want to share something on your WordPress blog that you don't necessarily want on LinkedIn. HootSuite is a handy extension for Google Chrome that lets you easily share updates, links, and images on multiple social networking sites, but only when and where you choose.

The extension appears in Chrome as an icon to the right of the address bar. Users can configure HootSuite to work with their Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Ping.fm, WordPress, MySpace, and FourSquare accounts. Then, anytime you want to post something to one or more of these sites, simply click the icon. HootSuite will automatically grab the address of the Web page you're currently on and shorten it to a more update-friendly length. Add your own text if desired, and then select the sites that you want HootSuite to publish to. Click the Send Now button, and your update is on its way to the selected sites. HootSuite even lets users schedule updates to be sent in advance, so you can send your best friend a birthday Tweet a few days in advance and know that it will appear on her birthday. Our only complaint about HootSuite had to do with its interface; it looks nice, but it appears in a rectangle that is too small to display all of the content. This sometimes makes for some awkward scrolling, and at least once we found that we needed to click on a button that we simply couldn't get to. Aside from that, we think that HootSuite is an extremely useful extension, and it's a great choice for users of multiple social networking sites.

HootSuite installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this extension to all users.

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  • 5 stars

    "Great for managing multiple social media profiles"

    July 15, 2014   |   By Anne_S

    Version: HootSuite 5.244

    Pros

    Free for managing up to 3 social media profiles.
    Mobile apps and browser extensions are available

    Cons

    No dramatic drawbacks that I've noticed.

    Summary

    I think HootSuite is one of the best tools if you need managing multiple social media profiles. It supports Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Fourthsquare, and others. Advanced features and up to 50 profiles are provided at $9/mo, which I believe is quite affordable for this functionality.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best Twitter Management Tool"

    August 27, 2011   |   By CaseyArmstrong

    Version: HootSuite 1.5

    Pros

    So easy to use. Plus, free for up to 5 social accounts. Monitor everything in 1 view.

    Cons

    If you have over 5, it costs money.

    Summary

    Seriously, it's the best social media and mention management tool out there.

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